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NextStopis We’re back with an all-new episode of “The Next Stop Is…,” the only Second Ave. Sagas’ podcast around. Eric and I talked today about delays, strikes, and ferries. Oh my?

We start with a discussion on the 7 train extension’s recent troubles and what it may mean for other MTA capital projects. We talked about the LIRR union’s offer to postpone a strike from July to September and delved once more into the love affair with ferries. We ended with some words on the sad passing of Massimo Vignelli.

This week’s episode runs about 20 minutes, and if you haven’t left work for the day, give it a listen on your ride home. (But don’t worry; it will still be timely in the morning.) You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review. If you have any issues you’d like us to tackle when we return in two weeks, leave ’em in the comments below.

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NextStopis Everyone’s favorite podcast devoted to New York City’s transit scene drops its 17th episode today. Rejoice as Eric Brasure and I tackle a few key topics. We discussed Mayor Bill De Blasio’s dealings with the popular green borough taxi program and his relationship with the yellow cab medallion and fleet owners. We explore the big push to improve transit access to LaGuardia Airport and the MTA’s plans to increase service over the coming months.

This week’s episode runs about 22 minutes, and if you haven’t left work for the day, give it a listen on your ride home. (But don’t worry; it will still be timely in the morning.) You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review. If you have any issues you’d like us to tackle when we return in two weeks, leave ’em in the comments below.

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NextStopis “The Next Stop Is…”, the Second Ave. Sagas podcast, makes its triumphant return after a two-month break and not a moment too soon. In this week’s episode, Eric and I discuss Friday’s F train derailment, its the immediate impact and what the future could hold for the MTA’s rail replacement efforts. This is of course the hot topic of the week. Then, we spent a few minutes reviewing the changes at the top at the LIRR. With Helena Williams out and Pat Nowakowski in, the new President has his work cut out for him both in harnessing East Side Access and in responding to the potential for a summer strike.

This week’s recording checks in at just over 21 minutes — a perfect running time for your Monday evening ride. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review. If you have any questions you’d like us to tackle, leave ’em in the comments below.

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NextStopis With the tragic explosion at 116th St. and its impact on Metro-North dominating the news on Wednesday, I didn’t have the chance to unveil the latest episode of “The Next Stop Is…”, the one and only podcast for Second Ave. Sagas. So now that everything’s back to normal along the Park Avenue Viaduct, let’s dive in.

We start out with a reminder of my upcoming Problem Solvers session on the future of fare payment. Get your tickets now as the Transit Museum tells me they’re going fast. Then, Eric and I tackle a few hot-button issues from the past few weeks. We discuss the Brooklyn and Queens launch of BusTime and the way it can improve bus travel in the area. Then we delve into the problems and political popularity of ferries, and we explore how air rights could affect future development of Moynihan Station.

This week’s recording checks in at just over 19 minutes — a perfect running time for your morning ride when you don’t really want to think about it anyway. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review. If you have any questions you’d like us to tackle, leave ’em in the comments below. I’ll be back with more in the morning.

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NextStopis It’s time for another episode of everybody’s favorite subway podcast, “The Next Stop Is…” This week we’re talking about transit financing and we’re talking buses. In our chat, Eric and I talk about Select Bus Service for the M60, the incoming BusTime app for Brooklyn and Queens and the Upper East Side real estate market. Additionally, we entertain a reader question regarding development and transit. How can the city better capture the value from expanded transit?

This week’s recording checks in at a robust 24 minutes — a perfect time for your evening commute as long as your train is delayed a minute or two, perhaps by traffic ahead of it. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review. If you have any questions you’d like us to tackle, leave ’em in the comments below.

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NextStopis After a week off due to some scheduling conflicts, the one and only Second Ave. Sagas’ podcast “The Next Stop Is…” returns with some island-hopping. Unfortunately, as yet another snow storm bears down on the New York City area, we’re not enjoying some tropical islands; instead, we visit the isles of Manhattan, Staten and Long.

In our chat this week, Eric Brasure and I discuss first the ints and outs of the Verrazano toll relief. Needless to say, it wasn’t my favorite political move of the year. Then, we delve into the bad news out of the East Side Access project. What does it mean for transit expansion if the MTA keeps delivery projects years late and billions over budget? Finally, we can a journey to the light-hearted side of subway travel. A new group is trying to make subway travel easier, but the MTA has other ideas.

This week’s recording is a little shorter than usually, topping out at just over 19 minutes, but that just makes it even more appropriate for your subway ride home this evening. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review. If you have any questions you’d like us to tackle, leave ’em in the comments below.

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NextStopis It’s a snowy Wednesday in New York, but we’ve got our eye on a sunnier transit future for this week’s episode of “The Next Stop Is…” For the 12th episode of the Second Ave. Sagas’ podcast, Eric Basure and I talk about what might become.

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech, we delve into the plans for Penn Station Access. Could Metro-North deliver riders to the West Side? It may be a few years yet, but if Cuomo has his way, that long-discussed project could see the light of the day.

Meanwhile, with big weekend changes for the 7 line on tap for 22 weekends this year, Eric and I discussed the benefits and pitfalls of this week. It’s taken the MTA an exceedingly long time to implement CBTC on the Flushing Line, and the end isn’t in sight for another three years. As frustration builds in Queens, the MTA, we posit, should be doing more to explain just how this work will benefit riders. It’s always a tough P.R. battle to win.

Finally, it’s worth noting that we start the show with a brief plug of my upcoming Problem Solvers Q-and-A session. I’ll be chatting with Bill Amarosa, Manager of Ridership & Revenue Analysis, and I’ll do a proper post on this tomorrow.

This week’s recording again runs around 20 minutes, and it is, as always, the perfect length for your subway ride home this evening. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review. If you have any questions you’d like us to tackle, leave ’em in the comments below.

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NextStopis It’s a new year, but it’s the same podcast. Welcome to the 11th episode of “The Next Stop Is…” the one and only audio version of Second Ave. Sagas.

While a lot has happened over the past few days — a Metro-North resignation, Chris Christie’s George Washington Bridge scandal — Eric and I recorded this episode on Sunday night. The discussion, however, is still timely. We talk about how even the promise of transit drives real estate prices issues with the environmental review process, and subway collision numbers for 2013. I also give my pick for the most important transit development of 2013. What is it? You’ll just have to listen.

This week’s recording again runs just under 25 minutes, and it is, as you may have guessed by now, the perfect length for your subway ride home this evening. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review.

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NextStopis Welcome to the tenth episode of “The Next Stop Is…” the one and only podcast for Second Ave. Sagas. It’s also the last one of the year as we won’t be releasing a new segment on New Year’s Day (but we’ll back on January 8).

In this week’s episode, we tackle a plethora of news that’s emerged over the past few days. Eric and I discuss Friday’s ceremonial opening of the 7 train extension and South Ferry’s Sandy recover. We discuss the latest updates to the Metro North derailment and the MTA’s track record for excelling in the face of emergencies. We end with a brief talk on the Superbowl transit situation.

This week’s recording again runs close to 22 minutes, and as always, it’s the perfect length for your subway ride home this evening. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review.

I’m looking forward to another year of episodes, and we’re always happy to hear from you. So if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, leave a comment, drop me a note or find me on Twitter or Facebook.

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NextStopis After a few weeks off due to Eric’s illness and then Thanksgiving, we’re back with the ninth episode of “The Next Stop Is…,” the podcast for Second Ave. Sagas. The big news story this week is of course the Metro North derailment, but we also talk about the possible return of congestion pricing. We delve into New Jersey support for the 7 line extension and touch upon sending PATH to Newark Airport.

This week’s recording again runs close to 30 minutes, and as always, it’s the perfect length for your subway ride home this evening. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review.

We’ll be back with a new episode in two weeks, and we’re always happy to hear from you. So if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, leave a comment, drop me a note or find me on Twitter or Facebook.

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